Another rough Wacom FOIL concept, only this one is probably the most pimped of all of them so far. Regardless of the extra pimping I still consider this a rough base concept. Overall I'm very happy with this machines look and once I do end up doing a more refined piece I will probably use much of the lines I have here as the foundation. I should also comment on the, again, subtle asymmetry going on in parts, mainly the legs, this is again the notion that ideas such as Futurism and even some cubism have creeped into FOIL design. This machine is going to be one of the main "star" FOILs for the show, the second machine the main character will pilot. The name of the FOIL (not the model but the actual sendai entity control being that works with the human pilot) is Anemos, Greek for winds. It's use is actually not understood by the people of this future setting as Greece doesn't exist anymore, it's yet another example of hidden meanings and fragments of a lost history peppered in the show's narrative. I had in mind that this machine would have some kind of bo staff as a weapon, along with the CAV sword so we see it here with a super hardened bamboo staff. The cell-shaded cammo is more or less a placeholder, once I do a refined CG it'll prob be a crazier more organic pattern.
And Happy New Year everyone! Here's to having a great 2006!
Digital Wacom illustration
EDIT: I forgot to add a link to the Theos Ke Polemos glossary of terms we have up on the main site. It will be gradually added to as the year progresses but only with info I feel is of little import on the secrets in the storline, I.E. no spoilers. Theos glossary: [link]